If you look closely, you will see Ben Day Dots in the background of this painting of Luxor Roses. I love the effect created by the dots and understand why Roy Lichtenstein used them. I now use the paper which was used to package flowers with other tissue papers to get an abstract background. really exciting to paint over. The lower painting is the same one. I decided to lighten it up and get more of a brilliant red rosiness. It will be going with me to America tomorrow. Hopefully the new owner will be happy with this cheerful painting.